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World Puppetry Day and Festival

Puppet Theater

The festival includes a line-up of local and regional performers in a variety of marionette, mask, string, shadow and stick puppetry media. Most performances take place at the Alternative Library. The festival begins on Thursday, March 21, at 7:30 pm with an Open Stage event co-hosted by Eve Smason, jazz pianist, and Max Eberhard, local puppeteer of “PappenSpiel” fame. Seattle performers “Jawbone Puppet Theatre,” and Linda Comer will entertain, followed by interactive audience engagement opportunities and short sketches. Learn how puppets are made, operated, and more. The Festival continues on Friday and Saturday evenings with a Puppetry Cabaret featuring performers from Olympia, Portland, Seattle, and Bellingham. Performances start at 7:30 pm and tickets can be purchased at or at the door for $ 8 to $15 (sliding scale). A festival pass is available for $20, providing admission to all shows. Tickets link: